Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Hardcover)

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The bestselling breakout chef-tells-all from Anthony Bourdain, the globally beloved Emmy award-winning host of Parts Unknown and No Reservations.

In the now classic memoir that launched Anthony Bourdain's long career, the globally beloved chef took us through the swinging kitchen doors and turned the culinary trade on its head. The result was a deliciously funny, shocking banquet of wild tales that drew from "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine.”

Sure to delight gourmands and philistines alike, Bourdain recounts everything from his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as dishwasher in a honky-tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown (where he became hooked on chef work for life); from the stovetops of the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center to drug dealers in the east village, from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York again.

Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable, and Kitchen Confidential will make your mouth water and your belly ache with laughter and leave you wanting more.

About the Author

Anthony Bourdain was the bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, and the author of the novels: Bone in the Throat, The Bobby Gold Stories and Gone Bamboo. His work appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker and Food Arts magazine. He was the host of the international CNN television series Parts Unknown.

Praise For…

"Benedict Arnold. Alger Hiss. Anthony Bourdain." —London Evening Standard

"With equal parts wit and wickedness, Bourdain [does] the unthinkable by revealing trade secrets that chefs and restaurateurs cringe to read" —Restaurant Business magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781582340821
ISBN-10: 158234082X
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2000
Pages: 320
Language: English